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Future unicorn award 2019

  • The Future Unicorn Award aims at celebrating SMEs from across Europe that have the potential to become the future European Tech giants. It puts under the spotlight SMEs which have demonstrated to be successful in digitising their business processes and in offering innovative digital products and services.

The award is compiled by asking all the national trade associations affiliated with DIGITALEUROPE to select a single SME from their country. This results in a truly pan-European selection of incredible digital companies from all sectors, including financial technologies (iyzico), education technologies (LearnUpon), eHealth (Turbine), mobility (MaaS), energy (Envelio), and so many more.

The award is also a testimony of the vital importance of SMEs in the wider digital ecosystem. It represents an opportunity to advocate for EU-wide policies and regulatory frameworks that nurture the entrepreneurial culture and enable SMEs to scale up.

The ceremony took place on 21 February 2019 at the Masters of Digital Conference and the award was handed by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society. The three 2019 awarded winners are MaaS Global, Teslasuit and Umbraco.

Future Unicorn Award 2019 – Winners
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The 2019 winners are

  • MaaS Global from Finland

    Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand. Through the Whim app users can make a single payment and use all mobility services.

  • Teslasuit from the United Kingdom

    TeslaSuit is a smart clothing company that produces a suit with haptic feedback, motion capture, temperature control and biometrics for enhanced virtual experience and training.

  • Umbraco from Denmark

    Umbraco is an easy-to-use and flexible open source Content Management System. In the last 3 years, it has grown three-fold.



2019

Meet all the 16 nominees

  • ASTI Mobile Robotics from Spain

    ASTI is a robotics company specialised in intralogistics transport solutions through automated guided vehicles.

  • DataConcept s.r.o. from Slovakia

    DataConcept helps its customers to make better use of marketing automation & customer analytics. It specialises in creating personal business concepts on the basis of behavioural data.

  • Envelio GmbH from Germany

    Envelio is an energy software company that facilitates the integration of renewables and electronic vehicles charging points for grid operators.

  • Ivalua from France

    Ivalua is a procurement platform that digitises the entire end-to-end process involved in procurement.

  • iyzico from Turkey

    iyzico is a Fintech company that provides secure payment solutions to online companies and personal sellers of different sizes.

  • LearnUpon from Ireland

    LearnUpon is an EdTech company that provides a Learning Management System to help businesses deliver, manage, and track training for their employees, partners, and customers.

  • MaaS Global from Finland

    Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is the integration of various forms of transport services into a single mobility service accessible on demand. Through the Whim app users can make a single payment and use all mobility services.

  • Out2Bound from Bulgaria

    Out2Bound is an on-demand sales-as-a-service agency helps technology companies attract B2B clients and access new markets around the globe.

  • Patronite from Poland

    Patronite is a relationship building platform that helps artists and creators obtain subscription-based funding and grow relationships with their fans.

  • Qwant from France

    Qwant is a web search engine based on three values: openness, neutrality and confidentiality.

  • Rombit from Belgium

    Rombit is a platform that digitises ports and cities to become more automated and secure.

  • TeleSoftas from Lithuania

    TeleSoftas is a consulting and software development service company that provides bespoke solutions in mobile, big data, FinTech, communications and other sectors.

  • Tooploox from Poland

    Tooplox helps startups and enterprises refine their user experience by integrating machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing and audio analysis into software products.

  • Turbine from Hungary

    Turbine is an eHealth company that enhances cancer drug discovery processes by taking trial and error out of the laboratory and moving it onto servers that can run millions of simulated experiments in minutes.

  • Teslasuit from the United Kingdom

    TeslaSuit is a smart clothing company that produces a suit with haptic feedback, motion capture, temperature control and biometrics for enhanced virtual experience and training.

  • Umbraco from Denmark

    Umbraco is an easy-to-use and flexible open source Content Management System. In the last 3 years, it has grown three-fold.

Future Unicorn 2018 Award

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